During a recent stay at the Blue Haven Resort in Turks and Caicos, my husband, Eddie, and I had the choice of two onsite restaurants. While Fire and Ice is their premier restaurant, Salt Bar and Grill is a nice alternative with a fun and relaxed atmosphere for locals, hotel guests, and boaters. There is much camaraderie and it is welcoming to all guests, no matter their clothing choice.
Salt sits on the only marina in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos and is perfectly matched with a nautical theme. They offer both indoor and outdoor seating and have a super casual menu. Salt Bar and Grill features a well-known happy hour between 5-7PM daily. Best of all, the view of the yachts in the marina is spectacular!
On our first night at the resort, my husband, Eddie, and I were treated to dinner at the Salt Bar and Grill. We opted for an early dinner since we had been traveling all day and chose to sit outside on the patio. The patio offered low and high top tables as well as oversized couches and lounge seating.
We began our meal with Conch Fritters, served with what they refer to as “island sauce”, which was tangy and tasty. The fritters were meaty chunks of fish, breaded and deep-fried and plated picture perfect. Yum, you have got to try these! Conch is a local seafood speciality on the island and it comes in every form imaginable. It would not be fitting to come to Turks and Caicos and not eat something “conch” related at least once a day.
For our main courses, Eddie had Chicken Wings and I chose the Shrimp Diablo at our server’s recommendation. The Shrimp Diablo was served in an awkward bowl that did not allow me to remove the tails from my shrimp nor cut them up. Also, I felt that the Diablo sauce should have been spicy but it was tomato based with little seasoning. Though the taste was still good, it was not what I was expecting. Eddie’s chicken wings contained plenty of meat and the sauce was served on the side. He enjoyed them with a side of fries.
Drinks & Service
The drink menu at Salt Bar and Grill is very interesting and Eddie willingly tried one of their concoctions. His drink was the Fez Cactus made of tequila, orange liqueur, and Midori melon liqueur. It went down smoothly and he ordered another.
Our service at Salt Bar and Grill was terrific! Milagros, our server, was friendly and attentive, not only to us, but to all of her guests. She kept our drink glasses filled, which is a big plus in our book. This was another indication that the service on the Turks and Caicos island is much better than many other places we have traveled.
My Rating Scale 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest)= 7 1/2
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